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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 25, 2011 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite Part I

I like the DP 31 (August 4, 1974). Too bad the jam that follows it and the complete Wharf Rat can't be found here.

From musicbox-online:
"...and an utterly perfect pairing of Weather Report Suite and Wharf Rat. This latter union begins in typical fashion with a quiet interlude that fully flourishes with the ebullient strains of Weather Report Suiteā€™s third movement Let It Grow. Erupting like a summer storm, the segment surges over its percolating rhythms and is colored by splashes of piano and bass as shards of guitar slice through the consciousness-splitting madness with the utmost precision, leaving behind an elliptical trail of cosmic debris that swirls freely before coalescing in the gospel-hued refrains of Wharf Rat."

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Poster: MindBendah Date: Jul 27, 2011 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite Part I

Took a listen to the DP31 WRS>Wharf Rat, and wow was it great. Thanks for that recommendation.

It sounded like Weir was trying to transition into a spanish jam at the end of the WRS jam, but Jerry just strums the chords to Wharf Rat with force and direction pulling the whole band in to the song.

It just makes me wonder if the setlist was pre-planed or if the songs just found there place. You really cant tell the direction of the music until the songs are right on top of you, but it just sounds too good and fluid to be by purely by chance.